Gulf Cooperation Council

Will Bahrain, Israel establish formal relations in 2018?

Bahrain could become the first Gulf Cooperation Council member to establish official diplomatic and trade relations with Israel, though this may …

Middle East

The Iran-U.S. Trigger List

The Middle East is not unaccustomed to instability and conflict. Yet three interconnected developments, feeding on and exacerbating one another, …

Middle East

Middle East on the cusp of a renaissance

As the Hundred Years’ War ravaged on, a movement took hold in the city-states of Italy that grew to become a renaissance in artistic, cultural and …

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Gulf-British Meetings in London to Support Stability in Yemen, Iraq

Gulf and British officials have carried out intensive workshops and meetings in the past two days in London to discuss means of supporting stability …

Middle East

An economist explains the pros and cons of a single currency

Over the past month in The National, the Bahrain-US economist Omar Al Ubaydli has explained the pros and cons of a single currency, with a focus on …

Economics

How Qatar is handling its conflict with Saudi Arabia

• <b>Six months ago, the Gulf Cooperation Council and Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic and economic ties to Qatar.</b>• <b><br>Despite an initial shock to Qatar's economy, the Gulf state's government was able to mostly adapt.</b><p>Six months ago, Saudi Arabia announced the closure of its shared land border with Qatar in …

Middle East

Saudi Arabia, UAE poised to launch digital currency

Author: RICHARD WACHMANThu, 2017-12-14 03:00ID: 1513198070673641500LONDON: Saudi Arabia and the UAE are working on the launch of a digital currency …

Bitcoin

Slowdown in personal computing device sales in MEA market

There was slow growth in the personal computing devices MEA market in 3Q2017.<p>The personal computing devices (PCD) market, which is made up of …

Russia Says No Reason for Assad to Give Up Syria Leadership

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should be allowed to run for re-election, Russia’s top envoy for Syria said, dismissing Western efforts to condition …

Syria

‘Qatar has been a problem for the United States for over a decade’: Former US defense secretary

Former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Tuesday that the United States experienced the same "problems" with Qatar a decade ago that its Gulf …

Middle East

US turns to Kuwait as mediator in Gulf dispute

When Secretary of State Rex Tillerson needs help in the Middle East, he calls on one of Washington’s closest allies in the region: Kuwait.<p>The tiny …

Middle East

Mobile phone market remains flat

Many brands have looked to consolidate their market positions and implement leaner operating models in a bid to reduce costs, says IDC.<p>The Gulf …

Mobile Technology

BAE Gets $6.7 Billion Typhoon Fighter Jet Order From Qatar

BAE Systems Plc won an order from Qatar for 24 Eurofighter Typhoon combat jets valued at 5 billion pounds ($6.7 billion) as the isolated Persian Gulf …

Aerospace

CDNS to launch OPSCs for fetching US$ 500 mln to US$1200 mln per annum

ISLAMABAD, Dec 10 (APP):Central Directorate of National Savings (CDNS) has designed a special saving product for Overseas Pakistanis to fetch<br>about …

Trump and Obama both stoked the Iran-Saudi rivalry

• <b>Iran and Saudi Arabia's rivalry has consumed the Middle East policy of both President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama, but both have not managed it well.</b>• <b><br>While Obama was too risk-averse and focused on the Iran deal, Trump has thrown his weight totally behind Saudi Arabia.</b>• <b><br>A compromise</b> …

Middle East

Uber Mideast Rival Says Ride-Hailing Spend Beats Road Investment

Once upon a time, building new roads was the most logical way to improve transportation. Now, making the most efficient use of roads is even more …

Business

Wary Saudis Need Better News on Economy to Snap Stock-Sale Habit

Saudi authorities are changing market regulations to attract foreign investors to the country’s stock market. Those changes haven’t enticed local …

Business

The Palestinians can undermine US-Saudi designs and rescue their national struggle

If the Oslo Accords gave birth to a Palestinian Authority without authority, then Donald Trump's "ultimate deal" looks set to offer the Palestinians …

Middle East

The Future Of Islamic FinTech Is Bright

The 24th World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC) in Bahrain was held this week and it was great to see the increased focus on FinTech since last year.<p>With the growth of FinTech across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and generally across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), it is impressive …

FinTech

Missile Defense Cooperation – Do the Right Thing

“Fire with courage for the party and country!” This was the command North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, issued before a recent launch of a ballistic …

North Korea

Qatar should not be isolated under fake guises

As the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) annual summit was abruptly cut short in Kuwait this week amid the region’s worst crisis in decades, the …

Middle East

Unrolled thread from @docfreeride

Trending threads:<p>Renato Mariotti @renato_mariotti<p>THREAD: Why are Trump’s lawyers meeting with Mueller? What does it mean?<p>External Tweet loading...<br>If …

Saudi Arabia to exempt medicines and medical equipment from VAT

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia will exempt certain medicines and types of medical equipment from the 5 percent value-added tax (VAT) it plans to …

World Economy

Abu Dhabi authorities 'acquired' $450 mn Da Vinci: museum

The Louvre Abu Dhabi said Friday that local Emirati authorities had "acquired" a $450-million painting by Renaissance master Leonardo Da Vinci, as …

Middle East

Qatar Orders Additional 12 Rafale Fighter Jets Days After The Collapse Of Kuwait Summit

Back in March 2015, the small nation of Qatar announced the intention of buying up to 36 Dassault Rafale fighter jets. The deal was signed some weeks …

Aerospace

Emir of Qatar calls for change in Gulf Cooperation Council

Middle East

PR Distribution

<b>Bio-Based Resins Market</b> report delivers information about <b>vendors, geographical regions, annual growth rate, market share, revenue</b> and the actual …

Innovation

Saudi EU mission to open in Brussels

Author: RASHID HASSANSat, 2017-12-09 03:00ID: 1512771995913853100RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will soon open a mission to the EU in Brussels with the aim of …

Middle East

Qatar's Tamim ready to resolve row with Gulf Arabs, says sovereignty sacred

DOHA (Reuters) - Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani said on Thursday Qatar was ready to sit down with fellow Gulf Arab states to resolve any dispute but he said sovereignty was not subject to compromise.<p>Speaking at a joint news conference with visiting French President Emanual Macron, Tamim also …

Middle East

Saudi Arabia and the UAE Forge New Military Alliance

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have formed a new military and trade partnership separate from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The move …

Middle East